The Deputy Governor State of Osun, Mr Benedict Alabi has congratulated former Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and described him as a great descendant of Oduduwa, who dedicated his life to emancipation of the oppressed.
The Deputy Governor, Mr Benedict Alabi in a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sunkanmi Ajiboye said, analyzing Aregbesola’s involvements in several struggles, right from his days as student, his being steadfast in the struggles for human emancipation revealed that he’s highly committed to making life easy for humanity.
The Ikire born politician subsequently concluded that the former governor has been “an Omoluabi per excellence, an exceptionally virtuous personality characterized by exemplary leadership that has colossally become a blessing to mankind especially in our dear State of Osun and Nigeria in general.”
The statement reads: “In his school days, he stood firmly with the students against all oppressions as a student union activist. As a worker and employee, he stood solidly behind the Nigerian workers as an activist.
“When democracy was in bondage, he was one of the pro-democracy activists across the nation.
“As a Commissioner in charge of the Ministry of Works & Infrastructure in Lagos between 1999 and 2007, the achievements of his “smart” ministry was highly acknowledged by the then administration of our political leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” The Deputy Governor said
On his achievements as governor, Alabi said Aregbesola broke barriers unimaginably. The state has not only witnessed massive road constructions both in urban and rural areas, but has also turned Osun to ‘flyovers state’ with newly constructed flyover bridges.
“As a great descendant of Oduduwa, he has always loved, respected and promoted Yoruba’ culture and traditions with an incorruptible conscience.
“The spirit of Oranmiyanism that drives his political movement, leadership sagacity and public administration acumen has truly been instrumental to his success, for Oranmiyan was a great leader while on earth,” the Deputy Governor concluded.